Teaching, Learning & Technology
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Matter to a Million - HP Co Foundation & Kiva

What happens when tens of thousands of HP employees start giving micro-loans to micro-entrepreneurs around the world? We're about to find out...

 

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School/Work/Play – The Secret Sauce for Learning

We’ve heard it said that Learning is bigger than Schooling. But what is the recipe for the “secret sauce” that leads to student engagement and motivation? 

 

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More Free Courses for Teachers - HP Catalyst Academy becomes the NMC Academy

Today marks a big milestone: In April of 2013, HP, the New Media Consortium, and the International Society for Technology in education, embarked on a great adventure to explore innovations in teacher “professional development” and professional recognition. After the successful design and pilot of the HP Catalyst Academy, the New Media Consortium is now taking the project to new heights.

 

Many thanks to the fantastic teams at both the NMC.org and ISTE.org who helped take the dream to reality – and many thanks to NMC for taking the dream to new heights!

 

Read their press release to learn more – and tell all the teachers you know that even MORE free mini-courses for teachers are coming online…

 


 

 

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  • A former K-12 district administrator and adjunct professor of communication, Elliott has won over 60 state and national awards in school public relations, is a past columnist for Electronic School, School Administrator and American School Boards Journal, and has been interviewed for many leading educational publications. Recently, Elliott helped developed models for personal learning, which in testing increased successful completion of algebra from 33% to 71% versus traditional classroom instruction. His work is featured by HP at www.hp.com/makeitmatter
  • I am part of the HP Calculator team, working on the HP Prime graphing calculator. I taught mathematics for 20 years and have extensive experience in the professional development of teachers of mathematics. My area of interest is mathematics education; specifically, how technology affects the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
  • Mike is a passionate education advocate dedicated to helping schools design, build and deliver solutions that solve the complex instructional challenges that face K12 leaders every day. Mike is interested in working with individuals and organizations that share the same level of commitment to improving Instructional outcomes with and through the use of technology
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